Mönchshof Schwarzbier - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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3.93/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Chilled and poured in to a pint size non serrated mug. Thick creamy off white rather gray head appears, leaving great sticky lacing all over the mug, clumpy and wonderful. The retention is decent, a little less than a finger tall. The body is very dark and almost completely opaque except for tiny shades of the deepest burgundy around the base of the mug. Smells slightly yeasty (hefe wiese yeasty lager yeasty) with subtle notes of roasted barley and chocolate. Very clean no fruit in the nose, obviously because of lager fermentation. Taste is not terribly out going or crazy flavorful very smooth and subtle. The flavor play really operates on a low level. Roasted barley is present with notes of biscuit, with a slight caramel hint. Hops are detectable to ward the middle end of the drink. Very easy drinking beer alcohol is low enough to put a few back, but I do wish it was a tad more forward and less subdued. Totally drinkable and worth trying out.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2007 16:48:06 | More by mmcave
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3.99/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a pokal glass.
A bit murky looking color and appearance, but a real nice mahogany and reddish colored body, with some nice rising faint bubbles. Head is easily three fingers tall, foamy, full of swiss cheese retention and coffee cocoa brown in color. A little bit of soapy lacing. Neat looker.
Real nice clean aroma. Light powdered cocoa, hints of light cream and drip poured diner coffee. Some fresh ripping grain to match. This is very solid.
Palate comes with a lighter body than I expected, but more than delivers on the taste. Light amounts of milk chocolate and wafer like crispy malts. Small hints of milk and coffee finish, with a hints of clove like aroma. Slightly fruity interestingly, with a dry aftertaste and grain aromas that really last.
Overall a real clean and refreshing Schwarzbier, good one to know about, but probably enjoy Kostritzer a bit more.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2014 19:56:35 | More by smakawhat
Mönchshof Schwarzbier from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
90 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.